JPMA Safety Certification
A Standard Of Excellence!
As a parent, you understand the importance of product safety, quality, and performance. The participants in the JPMA Certification Program certainly do as well.
Since its inception in 1976, the JPMA Certification Program continues to grow and play an important role in the juvenile products industry. Currently, more than 2,000 products are JPMA Certified in 20 categories!
The Certification Process
ASTM International develops and publishes the standards that are the backbone of the JPMA Certification Program. JPMA manufacturers, retailers, and other industry members, consumer groups and staff from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are involved in the development of the standards.
Look for the Seal
The JPMA Certification Seal on a product tells you that product has been verified as conforming to the requirements established by ASTM and beyond, through independent laboratory testing and follow-up on-site inspection of the manufacturer's production line. The manufacturers that participate in the JPMA Certification Program are held to high standards and are obligated to meet those principles with every product. Our symbol of certification is a symbol of confidence that the juvenile products have met these performance standards. This confidence extends to you in the buying decisions you make.
What Does It Mean To You?
- The JPMA Certification on a product means quality, safety, performance, and functionality.
- The manufacturers that participate in the certification program are held at high standards and are obligated to meet those principles with every product.
- JPMA Certified products went through an extra set of rigorous testing above the standard requirements.
For example, every crib is required to have crib slats or spindles spaced no more than 2 3/8" apart. (You know the trick of the trade- shouldn’t be able to fit a soda can in between the slats). But as part of the JPMA Certification Program, cribs are also tested for structural integrity, side rail impact testing, corner post vertical extensions and more.
How Do I Find JPMA Certified Products?
JPMA is excited to offer you a printable registry checklist that you can bring with you when you register for your baby. By choosing a product that is manufactured by one of the companies listed under each category you know that you are choosing a product that has met stringent testing requirements that exist as part of this program. Look for the Certification Seal on product packaging and in product descriptions.
Whether you have a child, grandchild or ever bought a gift for a baby shower, chances are you bought something that was JPMA Certified. JPMA is proud to provide a certification program that demands only the best. We encourage you to read all the materials on the program and decide for yourself what JPMA Certification means to you.